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Hosted by international bestselling author and journalist Omar El Akkad, Without explores all of the things we can't imagine losing. In some cases, it’s something we’ve already lost – species, natural phenomena, places. In other cases, it’s things we should probably learn to live without, like fossil fuels or nuclear weapons. Every episode of WITHOUT is a thought experiment – what would the world look like if something we’ve become used to were no longer around?

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Literature

Literature

2024-05-1536:26

For our final episode, Omar sits down with his dear friend Lydia Kiesling to discuss something near and dear: literature. What’s it like working as a writer? How do you get your start? Make money? Deal with the advent of AI? All is discussed. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Growth

Growth

2024-05-0830:04

More! More! More! Today, Omar speaks with Jon D. Erickson about society’s seemingly insatiable appetite for growth. Can the scales be tipped to value qualitative expansion of the economy over quantitative? A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

2024-05-0132:27

“Is the system functioning exactly as it’s meant to?” That’s the question on Omar’s mind in today’s episode–a conversation with Jacob William Faber about the future of affordable housing. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Advertising

Advertising

2024-04-2427:441

A world without advertising? Wishful thinking. Or is it? Omar’s interrogating how and why ads weave through our lives, and if a world without them is conceivable. Today's episode features two conversations: Ryan Lough discusses his background making ads and his new film You Need This, which interrogates consumerism and hyper-capitalism, and Andrew Oswald shares his perspective as a professor of economics and behavioral science.  A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Billionaires

Billionaires

2024-04-1735:36

What does the one percent really mean? What do people get wrong when they think about their own wealth? And what the world could look like without billionaires? Omar’s asking these questions in conversation with Rachel Sherman. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Guns

Guns

2024-04-1032:30

Is having a gun an expression of some sort of freedom? The ubiquity of guns in the United States certainly suggests so. Today, Omar talks with David Yamane about his changing relationship to firearms, and if a world without them is conceivable. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Humans

Humans

2024-04-0335:43

What does the world look like without … us? This week, Omar speaks with David Farrier and imagines what the future could look like for, and perhaps without, humans. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
E.R. Fightmaster, Tien Tran, and Katie Kershaw are talking sports. Namely all things queer and woman-forward in the world of sports. From buzzer beater moments during March Madness to weekly-crowned sports MILFs. Basketball, soccer, Power Slapping, and more. Every week, they're taking one for the team and scoring all the 3-pointers... Check out more episodes of Jockular here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jockular/id1732760459 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Meat

Meat

2024-03-2733:51

Today, Omar speaks with Alicia Kennedy about the food-industrial complex, the massive climate footprint of our eating habits, and what the world could look like without meat. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fossil Fuels, Part 2

Fossil Fuels, Part 2

2024-03-2036:09

Resources we use to power our lives aren’t going to be employed in the same way in the very near future. In part-two of our fossil fuel series, we’re speaking with planetary futurist Alex Steffen about what the world could look like without these non-renewable resources. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fossil Fuels, Part 1

Fossil Fuels, Part 1

2024-03-1345:01

Omar sits down with Adam McKay to discuss the state of our environment and society. This is part-one of our series imaging a world without fossil fuels. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Local Journalism

Local Journalism

2023-12-2028:36

All over the United States, more and more communities are losing their most important source of  information: local newspapers. At the same time, a small group of hedge funds and investors are swooping in to buy these businesses, strip them for parts and make a quick profit. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

2023-12-1331:17

Mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry are a public health crisis. Today, thanks to climate change, they're even starting to show up in parts of the world where they'd never existed previously. Additional note on episode contents: The research organization Verily Life Sciences is manufacturing incompatible male mosquitoes and is providing them to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and its agents, including Lisa Crampton's team at the Kaua'i Forest Bird Recovery Project. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Social Security

Social Security

2023-12-0637:44

Social security has provided relief for millions of elderly, bereaved, and disabled Americans, but just about everyone on all sides of the ideological spectrum agrees that if nothing is done, the whole system is going to collapse. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Glaciers

Glaciers

2023-11-2927:13

Thwaites is maybe the most famous glacier on earth. And to get a sense of why, you should also know its nickname: The Doomsday glacier. If Thwaites melts, a lot of water that was once solid will end up in the ocean...and the collapse has already begun.  A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts.  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Touch

Touch

2023-11-2236:15

It’s undeniable–touch is growing scarcer in our increasingly digital world. We learn about the physiological importance of touch and speak to the professional cuddlers who are putting touch for sale. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Drug Laws

Drug Laws

2023-11-1533:16

According to the CDC, deaths from opioids more than doubled to 105,000 from January 2015 to January 2023. Some states are enacting stiffer penalties for drug dealers, while others are decriminalizing drugs, but neither of these approaches are working. What do we need to make it work? A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Batteries

Batteries

2023-11-0834:31

Whatever going green is – be it using electric cars or installing solar panels – it doesn’t happen without big, expensive batteries. And that’s an issue, because it’s not exactly the most environmentally friendly way to save the world. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
White Rhinos

White Rhinos

2023-11-0135:47

Today, a whopping one million species are on the verge of extinction, with animals dying off at a rate not seen in the last 10 million years. We tell the story of a single subspecies, of which only two members remain, a number that makes it all but certain this animal will vanish within our lifetime. A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Death

Death

2023-10-2534:10

Over the past few years, some of the richest people (mostly men) on the planet have funded all kinds of research labs and institutions whose core mission is to eradicate aging and stave off death. But how close are we really to living forever? A HyperObject Industries & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Kristina Johnson

Love these! please keep them coming

Aug 2nd
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زيہنب

The podcasts were very, very beautiful and interesting. I hope you can create a lot and a lot of it. I love you from me to you.

Jun 22nd
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